Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP announced that it advised stealth startup Linqia in its first round of funding, pulling in $3.4 million. Javelin Venture Partners’ managing director, Jed Katz led the round. To view the full VentureBeat article about the funding, click here.
Linqia which has been in stealth mode since 2011, is a marketing platform that makes it easy for community leaders to earn money from trusted brands for sharing authentic stories. They review every campaign to ensure the brand’s story is built on relevant and quality content. When a brand partner thinks your community is a good fit, you make the choice to run the campaign and decide how and where you’ll share the story with your community.
Linqia’s cofounders are Australian entrepreneur Maria Sipka, formerly the COO for XING, the European social network for businesses; and Nader Alizadeh, the former cofounder and SVP of Sales for Lithium Technology.
The Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP counsel advising Linqia in the transaction were Kevin DeBré, partner and chair of the Intellectual Property Practice Group, Louis Wharton, partner and Sean Greaney, associate.